I've seen a 1/4 version of it online, designed for people who don't have a stand mixer. I'm sure it will work fine.
Of course you can. Although if you are going to make it you might as well just make a whole batch and keep it in the fridge. It keeps for a good long time (even out of the fridge). I often make double batches just because if I'm going to muck up my mixer with gumpaste... I might as well make it so I won't have to make it for a while.
1/4 of a batch would be 1/2 lb of powdered sugar to one egg white and one TBSP of tylose and knead in a tsp of crisco. (that's off the top of my head... I actually just made some this afternoon... LOL)
I usually just add a bit of tylose to my fondant but I have some last minute things that I want to dry fast so I'll give the gumpaste a go.
There's no comparison between N. Lodge's gumpaste and fondant with tylose added...you should make the full batch, you'll love how easy it is working with it and how much faster it dries
I totally agree with texasrose... Nic Lodge's GP is MILES above fondant with tylose in it. It is amazing stuff and all I use. It's much sturdier too. I bet you won't ever go back to fondant with tylose again.
Ditto on the NL gumpaste. LOVE it. That is what I used to make 1,470 poinsettia bracts! That actually took 1-1/2 full recipes to make though. I keep it made up here all the time now.
Since you don't have enough tylose for the full batch, making a partial one will work just fine.
I am going to buy some CMC to make the next batch I do - just to see how it does.
I've done 1/2 recipe and its fine. This is the best gumpaste recipe ever, for me. All my flowers are done with this. Check my pics and you'll see that you can get paper thin petals, if used for flowers. I've never used it to model figures but I assume its fine to do too.
Okay so ya'll have peaked my interest, I decided to wait and go to the store this morning and grab some more tylose for a full batch.
Cake store opens at 10:30am so I'll let ya'll know how it goes!
Thanx again .
I've never halved this recipe but I have made it and froze the leftovers. Works like a charm!
I use Nic's all the time...LOVE it. But I don't add as much sugar.
PS - It freezes really well.